Both professionally and personally, art journaling has opened many doors for me over the years. The structure of doors is something that pops up in my own work repeatedly. It is a part of my visual vocabulary and a format that I have revisited many times over the years in my own journal construction and creation.
In this latest workshop, you will be creating a journal form that is the ultimate in creativity and construction. You will start the workshop by creating a journal from scratch. We'll bounce around a variety of different ideas before we get into sewing the pages. Maybe you want your book in the format you see above? Maybe you want a more landscape form? Maybe you want a variety of page sizes? You are not limited to the work in progress journal that you see above.
After we bind our book, we'll then begin to work on the pages. Using a variety of my favorite techniques, tips and tricks, you will create pages that are truly unique to you. Explore how you can use what's on one page to inspire another. Learn how to create pages that flow and relate to each other, creating an interactive book whose page play off of each other.
Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.
Supplies You Need to Bring:
an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, 1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact: